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Paul LeRoy Laymance

May 28, 1933 ~ January 14, 2019 (age 85)

Paul LeRoy Laymance, 85, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2019 in Mesquite Nevada.  Paul was born on May 28, 1933 in Mansfield Washington to Walter Eben Laymance and Ida Mae Lowe. Ida passed away early in Paul’s life and Walter married Florence Harvey, who adored and helped to raise Paul.  Paul married his sweetheart, Karen Lynn Friedrich, in Wenatchee, Washington on April 4, 1953.

Paul did not watch life pass him by.  He was a pilot of small airplanes and a successful business man.  He owned and operated an aerial application business providing crop protection to farmers in Eastern Washington.  In his free time, he and Karen shot trap, golfed and spent many hours solving the problems of the world while fishing near Lake Roosevelt in Washington State.  In his later years he and Karen became snow birds in Mesquite, Nevada.  It was while in Nevada, that he sharpened his knack for Texas hold’em poker, rummy, pinochle and he learned to play bridge at the tender age of 84.  Paul also loved to play bean bag baseball.

Paul was a patriot and served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. When discharged he worked for the U.S. department of Agriculture in Washington.  He was very intelligent and proactive.  He served both on the National Board and the State Board of Aerial Applicators Association.  Paul raised his family in Wenatchee, Washington before spending his golden years in Mesquite with Karen.  He was glad that he and Karen had married so young so they could spend more time together.  He was a family man and his children, grandchildren and great-grand-children were his pride and joy.

Paul is survived by his wife: Karen L. Laymance, his children; Brenda (Gordon) Cockrum and Brett (Victoria Pearson) Laymance, his grandchildren; Melissa (Matthew) Wilson, Erin (Adam) Bacon, Trevor Laymance and Marshall Laymance, and his five great-grandchildren; Kennedee, Harper, Colton, Liam and Eben. He is preceded in death by his parents; Walter and Ida Laymance, his step mother Florence Harvey, and siblings; Chester Laymance, Glen Laymance and Inez Wall. 

Please join us for a Celebration of Paul’s life on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The celebration will be held in the Palm Room located in the Desert Sky R.V. Park, in Mesquite, Nevada. 

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Mansfield, Washington.  The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their Guest Book at www.virginvalleymorturary

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